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Pan-global, annualized determination of solar collector optimum tilt angle

Ramli, N and Walker, S (2016) Pan-global, annualized determination of solar collector optimum tilt angle. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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The efficient utilization of solar energy necessitates the determination of optimum tilt angles for solar collectors. Here, we describe an explicit annualized, regression-based calculation of optimum tilt angle from horizontal a on due south-facing collectors in 30°N to 60°N latitude. Fixed optimum tilt angles throughout the seasons for latitudes between 30°N and 60°N were determined using measured monthly optimum angles from horizontal and the average diurnal peak sun hours by month. This methodology was then generalized to include pan-Global latitudes β. We show that: (a) the total energy collected still exceeds 97% of the theoretical maximum and (b), the optimum tilt angle is given by |α|=|(0.8818 β + 0.1320)| for due North/South azimuths.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: Proceedings of 2015 7th International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, ICMIC 2015
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 10:16

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